Bayesian Robustness in the Control of Gene Regulatory Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • The errors originating in the data extraction process, gene selection and network inference prevent the transition probabilities of a gene regulatory network from being accurately estimated. Thus, it is important to study the effect of modeling errors on the final outcome of an intervention strategy and to design robust intervention strategies. Two major approaches applied to the design of robust policies in general are the minimax (worst case) approach and the Bayesian approach. The minimax control approach is typically conservative because it gives too much importance to the scenarios which hardly occur in practice. Consequently, in this paper, we formulate the Bayesian approach for the control of gene regulatory networks. We characterize the errors emanating from the data extraction and inference processes and compare the performance of the minimax and Bayesian designs based on these uncertainties. 2009 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Pal, R., Datta, A., & Dougherty, E. R.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Pal, Ranadip||Datta, Aniruddha||Dougherty, Edward R

publication date

  • May 2009